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Campus Blood Drives

Blood drives are held on campus each semester. Students may make an appointment or stop by at their convenience to donate blood. The American Red Cross sets up the donation site in the campus' Lartz Memorial Library.

Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Education

Penn State Shenango participates in the CORE Alcohol and Drug Survey to assess student behaviors. Student Affairs staff is trained in alcohol and other drug issues and makes referrals to providers in the Shenango community. Each April, an Alcohol Awareness Week of activities is held to raise awareness and provide education around risk reduction.

Counseling and Psychological Services

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker is available on campus to assist students with concerns. (See days and hours available below.)

Who may want to speak with the counselor?

If you are concerned about any aspect of your life, then it is appropriate for you to speak with the counselor. Here is a partial list of the kinds of concerns students may want to bring to the counselor:

  • Relationship problems (family,boyfriend/girlfriend, friends)
  • Test anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Low self confidence
  • Eating disorders
  • Grieving the loss of a loved one
  • Traumatic incident

Type of Counseling Service

Our on-campus counselor will provide short term (2-3 sessions) counseling. He will assist students who are in need of more extensive intervention with finding continued assistance through outside agencies.

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday 9:00a.m. to 4:00pm or by appointment. Appointments are strongly encouraged.

Office Location

Sharon Hall 207

Referrals and Appointments

Students need to contact the Counseling & Career Services Office to schedule an appointment in Sharon Hall 207 or at 724-983-2969. Jammie Clark in Sharon Hall 103 or at 724-983-2838 is also available to discuss the service.

Find out more information on personal counseling, Local Counseling Agencies.

24 Hour Crisis Hotline
724-662-2227 or 1-888-275-7009, Option #9

On Campus Crisis Contacts:

  • Tony Paglia: 724-983-2841
  • Jammie Clark: 724-983-2838
  • Campus Police: 724-866-0250

What is a Crisis?

A mental health crisis is identified as an immediate need that creates stress and anxiety due to an uncertain, difficult or painful situation. Crisis intervention services can be accessed when immediate action needs to be taken in order to avoid the deterioration of the circumstances. Mental health crises that warrant intervention services are typically acute issues of disturbed thoughts, behaviors, moods or relationships.

What is the Purpose of Crisis Intervention Services?

The purpose of crisis intervention is to provide assistance in promoting emotional well-being and resolution of the immediate stressors to stabilize the situation. A crisis worker will ensure the safety of the individual from self-harm and provide for the safety of others.

Some of the services provided by Health Services include:

Provide services for students with disabilities.
Maintain local information regarding sexual assault.